We sometimes wish that everybody else in the church was "just like me," but the things that make us different are actually a blessing.
What happens in your organization when something goes wrong? If you are like most, the first question is often, "Whose fault is it?"
What I’ve learned is that there are two modes we get into as leaders ‒ closed and open. I wouldn’t let anything or anybody get in so everything stayed the same.
Christians can, and should, speak to issues that shape the thoughts, actions, and affections of others. Should we see a person, concept, or trend that is destined to destroy others, we’d be sinfully negligent to not speak to the issue. So the question is not “if” we should speak ‒ we should.
Yes, it’s hard to wait for others to change. But if God patiently waits for us to change, we can also wait for others.
I wonder what descriptive words your people use for you. Do their words match your intentions?
How do you see the people God puts in your path?
Worship is not a concert. It’s not karaoke. Worship is not about us. It’s about God. How do we decide which style is right or best? Is it popular opinion? Does the pastor get to decide? How do we resolve this worship war?
There will be times when I share a verse with someone, but most of the time I’m supposed to wait for God to do the changing.
Leaders see it all the time ‒ employees responding poorly to change initiatives. Maybe a new approach is required ‒ one that acknowledges the resisting forces and, in understanding them, reduces their sway.
When team members have the courage to build trust and make themselves vulnerable, it lays a foundation for a team, and it changes everything else that comes from that team.
Simply by valuing others, we can open up lines of communication that we thought were closed.
How do you recognize numbness in your own leadership? Here are three warning signs.
Boss: "I wish my people would take more initiative, be more creative, get outside the box." Employee: "I wish my boss would turn me loose, untie my hands, let me show what I can do."
Sometimes it seems men generate mess as a byproduct of being men but thankfully we are worth more than the mess we create.
God, in everything, carries out the plan of His will. Can we trust Him as leaders?
The church is in disunity for several reasons including gossip, self-serving leaders and lack of prayer. This breakdown of unity severely hinders our mission of reaching the lost and building the Kingdom of God.
Thom S. Rainer
Leaders need people they can trust to give them honest feedback, however uncomfortable. Without such people, leaders will not see their blind spots. They will lose their humility. Their growth will be stunted.
Studies have linked empathy to greater patient satisfaction, better outcomes, decreased physician burnout, and a lower risk of malpractice suits and errors. Doctors need to understand people, not just science, and healthy leaders need to cultivate empathy in order to affect the lives of those around them.
How often have we been challenged by the “problem of evil”? If there really is a “God,” then why is there so much suffering and evil in the world? In fact the existence of evil, and our distress over the unfairness of it – this angst over evil ‒ is a strong evidence that there is a powerful God who cares!